Slyvan Grosner Is Dead at Age 75;
Attorney, Musical Comedy Composer
Attorney and musical-comedy
composer Sylvan Grosner died last
Saturday at age 75.
Mr. Grosner, 19715 Shrewsbury,
was an attorney here since 1914.
graduate of the University of
ichigan, he was a government
`peal agent during World War II.
It was during his U. of M. under-
-___.,,,raduate days that Mr. Grosner
showed his flair for dramatics. He
wrote two operas, "The Model
Daughter" and "All That Glitters"
which were presented at the uni-
versity in two successive years.
Two collaborators, who accom-
panied Grosner's lyrics, went on to
become well-known song writers,
Seymour Simons and Jay Gorney.
The Washington, D.C.-born Mr.
Grosner received his bachelor's
degree from the University of
Michigan in 1912 and his doctors
degree two years later. While
there, he also edited a campus
publication, was on the debate
team and was a member of the
scholastic law honor society.
He worked for the law firm of
Selling and Brand but soon after
went into practice alone and in
1917 formed a partnership with
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;The family of the late Arthur
-------"siegelman announce the unveil-
ing of a monument in his memory,
11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 26, at Mach-
pelah Cemetery. Rabbi Gorrelick
will officiate. Relatives and
friends are asked to attend.
We pay tribute to our dear
departed friend and co-
who, during his lifetime
dedicated himself to many
Jewish causes and earnest-
ly conducted the Jewish
Radio Hour for many
years. He will be sadly
missed by his friends and
Frank Mersky, Pres.
Joseph S. Burak which continued
to the present.
The firm represented the Ameri-
can Society of Composers, Authors
and Publishers (ASCAP) for many
years, thus continuing Grosner's
interest in music.
For many years Mr. Grosner
was a director of the North End
Clinic, Jewish Social Service Bu-
reau, Old Age Bureau and Jewish
Community Council. The North
End Clinic, today's S h i f f m an
Clinic, was successfully integrated
with Sinai Hospital with the as-
sistance of Mr. Grosner, a com-
An active member of Temple
Beth El, whose young people's
society he headed a number of
years, Mr. Grosner helped found
the forerunner of Temple Play-
ers and served on the congrega-
tion's cemetery board and board
He also had been an officer
of the Great Lakes Yacht Club and
the Franklin Hills Country Club.
A Mason, he was a member of
the consistory and the shrine and
past chancellor of the Knights
of Pythias. He also was a mem-
ber of the state and city bar asso-
ciations and of the Detroit Bar
Library Co mmittee.
Husband of the late Sylvia
Friedenberg, of a pioneering Mon-
roe family, Mr. Grosner leaves a
daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Joan)
Fromm; a brother, Gerald of Wash-
ington, D.C.; a sister, Mrs. Ruth
DeHaan of New York City; and
Nathan Siegel, radio announcer
on the Jewish Radio Hour for 12
years, died Dec. 19 at age 65.
Mr. Siegel, 18501 Steel, was
active in Jewish causes, particu-
larly in the Berditchev and Kesh-
enev Aid societies and formerly
the Sholem Aleichem Institute.
His prime interest was in pre-
serving Jewish culture and for
this reason maintained' the Yid-
dish radio program long after
it was financially feasible.
Born in Russia, Mr. Siegel came
to this country in 1919, lived in
Baltimore three years and then
came to Detroit, where he operated
a grocery store for a time.
Among his other activities, Mr.
Siegel often presented humorous
readings before groups in the city.
Surviving him are his wife, Fan-
nie; two sons, Sidney and Dr. Mar-
vin; three sisters, Mrs. Harry (Jen-
nie) Cash, Mrs. Joseph • (Goldie)
Miller and Mrs. Harold (Rose)
Rosen of Cleveland; and six grand-
CARD OF THANKS
The family of the late Leo Cen-
ser acknowledges with grateful ap-
preciation the many kind expres-
sions of sympathy extended by re-
latives and friends during the fam-
ily's recent bereavement.
Acknowledges with grate-
ful appreciation the many
kind expressions of sym-
pathy extended by rela-
tives and friends during
the family's recent be-
SADIE WEINSTEIN, 18925 Ap-
poline, died Dec. 16. Survived by
a sister, Mrs. Fannie Pensler.
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NATHAN MARCUS, 24020 Je-
rome, Oak Park, died Dec. 17. Sur-
vived by his wife, Gladys; a son,
Frederick; two daughters, Carol
and Rosalee; one brother and one
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MEYER ROGOW, 19626 St.
Francis, Livonia; died Dec. 19.
Survived by his wife, Lillian; two
sons, Bernard and Roy; a daugh-
ter, Mrs. Marvin (Joyce) Kolb;
two brothers, two sisters and 12
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BENJAMIN KARCHMER, 2716
Cass, died Dec. 20. No survivors.
MITCHELL HOWARD YOUNG,
15201 Leslie, Oak Park, died Dec.
21. Survived by his parents, Dr.
and Mrs. Morris Young; and two
sisters, Karen and Gayle.
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KELMAN EGLAR,. former De-
troiter of Chula Vista, Calif., died
Dec. 16. He leaves his wife, Dor-
othy; a brother, Harry of Detroit;
and a sister, Mrs. Mildred Seltzer
of Oakland, Calif. Interment Chula
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BARBARA WEINBERG, 20221
Kentfield, died Dec. 17. She leaves
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Weinberg; and a sister, Mrs. Irving
`Morris the Peddler'
of Times Square Dies
of Altman Hour
The Family of the Late
"The walking department store"
of Times Square, Morris Dalma-
tofsky, died Dec. 19 at age 65.
Mr. Dalmatofsky, o th er w is e
known as Morris the Peddler for
more than 30 years, died in his
one-room apartment, which was
found to contain a vast collection
of magazines and books he had
already read, or was now reading.
Slightly hunchbacked, the slow-
walking peddler was easily re-
cognizable by the bundles of
notions tied with coarse string he
carried in each hand and by his
dark hat and vest.
He sold his merchandise in
Times Square luncheonettes or
other shops every day after 4 p.m.
His wide following was well
acquainted with the eccentricities
of the Russian-born peddler, who
spoke little of himself. He was
known for his scrupulous honesty.
Dr. Gerald Walker, 52.
Was Pontiac Dentist
Dr. Gerald Robert Walker, a
dentist and Pontiac resident 28
years, died Tuesday at age 52.
The Detroit-born Dr. Walker
had his offices at 75 W. Huron. A
graduate of the University of
Michigan's dental school in 1937,
he belonged to the American Den-
tal Association and Alpha Omega
and Alpha Epsilon Pi dental fra-
ternities. Dr. Walker also was a
member of Cong. Bnai Israel and
the Elks Club.
Surviving him are his wife, Cipa,
1035 James K Blvd.; three sons,
Stanton, Mark and Robert; a daugh-
ter, Nancy; three brothers, Ralph,
Samuel and Charles; and a sister,
Mrs. Arnold (Dorothy) Horelick.
There are three marks of a su-
perior man: being virtuous, he is
free from anxiety; being wise, he
is free from perplexity; being
brave, he is free from fear.
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Friday, December 24, 1965-39
GUSSIE YOVIS, 20250 Brent-
wood, Livonia, died Dec. 20. She
leaves a son, Dr. Leonard of Sko-
kie; a daughter, Mrs. Milton (San-
dra) Kellman; one brother, one
sister and five grandchildren.
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MELVINA FELDMAN, 21831
Stratford, Oak Park, died Dec. 21.
She leaves her husband, Dr. Ray-
mond; two sons, Cary S. and Stew-
art I.; two daughters, Cindy J. and
Ellen L.; her mother, Mrs. Betty
Winokur; ane brother and one
18325 W. 9 MILE RD., IN SOUTHFIELD
UI ft. West of Northwestern Highway
husband, Nathan; a son, Rodney S4
a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Gloria)
Singer; her father, Harry Becker;
two brothers and two grandchil-
SADIE FREDMAN, 17337 Rose-
lawn, died Dec. 18. She leaves two
brothers, Charles and Leon; and
a sister, Mrs. Charles (Gertrude)
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HARRY FOX, 19310 Wisconsin,
died Dec. 19. He leaves his wife,
Susan; two sons, Arnold and Leon-
ard; two daughters, Mrs. Ernest
(Rosalind) Sherman and Harriet;
and four grandchildren.
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JEANNETTE WOLF, 17124
Hubbell, died Dec. 21. Survived by
HENRY STEIN, 28491 Glasgow,
Southfield, died Dec. 17. He leaves
his wife, Ruth; a son, Martin; four
brothers and one sister.
LILLIAN DALITZ, 25033 Rue
Versailles, Oak Park, died Dec. 22.
She leaves her husband, Louis; her husband, Isadore.
two daughters, Mrs. Allan (Mil-
licent) Kleinman and Mrs. Richard
(Myrna) Green; two brothers and
FLORENCE E. DAVIS, 910 S.
During the coming
Campbell, Royal Oak, died Dec.
week Yeshiva Beth
19. She leaves her husband, John;
Yehuda will observe
a son, Robert; her mother, Mrs.
the Yahrzeit of the
Anna Mandell; two brothers, four
sisters and two grandchildren.
friends, with the
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GERALDINE COHEN, 21615
Prayers, recitation of
Stratford, Oak Park, died Dec. 19.
Kaddish and study-
She leaves a son, Norman; two
ing at Mishnayes.
daughters, Mrs. Merle (Shirley)
Schneider and Mrs. Al (Adele)
Sheldon; one brother, one sister
and seven grandchildren.
ANNIE BRESLAW of Winnipeg
died Dec. 21. Survived by two sons,
Ben of Windsor and Harry of
Joseph H. Shanbom
Dauphin, Man.; four daughters,
Sam Solomon Reinstein 3
Mrs. Alfred (Dorothy) Phillips
and Mrs. Samuel (Molly) Lipson
of Detroit, Mrs. Joseph (Florence)
Bernstein of Van Nuys and Mrs.
Maurice (Beulah) Kappe of Los
Angeles; one brother, two sisters,
nine grandchildren and eight
great - grandchildren. Interment
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HENRY LOUIS KELLER, 20514
Stansbury, died Dec. 17. Survived
by his mother, Mrs. Esther Keller;
two brothers, Morton and William;
three sisters, Mrs. Oliver (Ann)
Barnes, Mrs. Fred (Sophie) Berko-
Benjamin H. Ettinger
witz and Mrs. David (Irene)
Ethel Leah Weiner
Singer of Los Angeles.
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